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Assessing SNOMED CT for Large Scale eHealth Deployments in the EU

Objective

ASSESS CT will contribute to better semantic interoperability of eHealth services in Europe, in order to optimise care and to minimise harm in delivery of care. In a joint one-year effort, the ASSESS CT consortium will investigate the fitness of the clinical terminology SNOMED CT as a potential standard for EU-wide eHealth deployments, scrutinising clinical, technical, financial, and organisational aspects. Unbiased towards SNOMED CT adoption, the ASSESS CT project will employ established evaluation approaches from social science. It will scrutinise adoption against two alternative scenarios: to abstain from actions at the EU level, or to devise an EU-wide semantic interoperability framework without SNOMED CT. ASSESS CT will review the current state of SNOMED CT through survey and focus group, regarding its use by IHTSDO members and the fulfilment of semantic interoperability use cases, the relationship with EU-wide recommendations, known technical and organisational drawbacks, and maintenance of the terminology. A series of studies using sampled clinical data will provide new evidence about conceptual and term coverage for selected languages, as well as technical fitness in manual and automated semantic annotation scenarios. The consortium will also analyse the impact of SNOMED CT adoption from a socio-economic viewpoint, encompassing management, business, organisational, and governance aspects. Validation of all working tasks, both political and domain-specific, will be secured through four large workshops with a list of distinguished experts assembled in an Expert Panel, Committee of MS Representatives, and national focus groups. Sufficient budget is reserved, also for coordination across the parallel H2020 Call PHC34 projects. Concrete strategy recommendations will be delivered to both MS, the EC, and SDOs about how SNOMED CT can scale up successful adoption and contribute to building a EU eHealth Interoperability Framework.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE NIEDERRHEIN
Address
Reinarzstrasse 49
47805 Krefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 80 845

Participants (13)

HL7 INTERNATIONAL FONDATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 79 375
Address
Square De Meeus 38-40
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 84 062
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Averbis GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Tennenbacher Strasse 11
79106 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RECORDS
France
EU contribution
€ 62 750
Address
Rue Du Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny 8
59000 Lille
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 449,11
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 55 594
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NATIONAAL ICT INSTITUUT IN DE ZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Oude Middenweg 55
2491AC Den Haag
Activity type
Other
REGIONE LOMBARDIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 125
Address
Piazza Citta Di Lombardia 1
20124 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 34 151,89
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 62 865
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 21 250
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
HRVATSKI ZAVOD ZA ZDRAVSTVENO OSIGURANJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Margaretska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 17 500
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations